April was a month of many, Many, MANY new makeup launches. And as a beauty blogger and self diagnosed makeup addict it was like Christmas all month long. My bank can attest to this as well. A lot of those launches I was thrilled about, some not so much but I jumped at the chance to try as much as I could or at least what I liked. There were a lot of hits and an occasional miss but over all I am pleased with my new goodies. So pleased that many of them have found their way into my routine daily. So without further ado I give you my “monthly” favorites.
Lets start with the Huda Beauty 3D highlighter palette in Golden Sands. This is a thing of beauty just to keep on your vanity. The top left corner shade (Fiji) is what she calls Melted Strobe. It’s meant to be a base for the other shades. And boy is it! It’s made with Shea butter and pearls to melt into skin and it really is amazing. It’s a completely different from any texture of powder I have ever come across. It’s thick and almost creamy but still a powder. Even if you stop with this shade you will glow for miles but since it’s not glittery it looks stunning and still more natural than a lot of highlights. The shade on the top left shade (Seychelles) is a golden Champagne color that you apply directly on top of the melted stripe to really make the highlight pop. This is much more powdery feeling that the melted strobe, but it’s not dry of flaky. It’s lovely. The darker shade on the bottom left (Tahiti) bronze golden shade-same texture as Seychelles-is almost like a “contour” color if you will and you kind of sweep it under the the lighter shades to bring the those colors more forward. Then my second favorite shade in the palette the bottom right (Zanzibar) is meant to be basically a blush. It’s a beautiful pinky peach tone with a gold shift to it. It’s the same consistency as the other 2 powders and you are supposed to place this on the apples of the cheek for a nice flush. It all works seamlessly together and the effect is otherworldly. I can’t get enough! This palette is best for medium/dark skin tones and the other palette, Pink Sands is best for lighter skin tones. Both are only available at Sephora Dubai right now but she is restocking in her site soon and they will be available in Sephora US May 1st and retails for $45
The next thing I have been obsessed with is the new highlighter stick from Milk Makeup. It’s a holographic highlight by the name of Mars. And it truly is out of this world beautiful. It looks like your average champagne gold in the tube, but don’t let this deceive you. It has an AMAZING Bright Pink holographic shift to it and I can’t stop starring! It will be available at Sephora and Milk Makeup.com May 2nd and retails for $28
Now onto eyeshadows. I have 2 palettes I have been wearing on the regular. One has been recently Re-Released and the other has been out for a little while but hey I love what I love. Let’s starts with the Morphe 25-B since “technically” it’s been out of stock awhile.
This palette is so perfect for ME. I am the queen of glam neutral but since I have green eyes I also rely a lot on purple for that extra pop. The shimmers in this palette are so incredibly buttery and pigmented. Unfortunately there are a few mattes that missed the mark. But only a little. Most are pretty creamy and easy to work with. I think I only really had a hard time blending and building color with 3 of the matte shades. And for s total of 15 colors 3 being finicky is fine by me. Not to mention the price is unbeatable for this kind of quality. This palette is sold on Morphe.com and retails for $17.99. Morphe bows what’s up and they are a powerhouse brand these days! Get it Morphe!
Now onto the mini palette that has been around awhile but I love. It’s from Natasha Denona and is one of her 5 pan palettes. (Number 5 to be exact) This little guy packs a big Punch. I have never seen such pigment, such buttery easy to work with shades in all my years of being a makeup addict. I WILL be buying her new Sunset Palette on May 12th, but until then let me delight in these glittery and Matte glorys! Best I’ll my heart Natasha! This palette is a bronze lover and neutral lovers dream. This palette is available at Sephora and her namesake website, and retails for $48
And lastly, (I know this is long winded but I can’t help it!) Sephora recently launched a new to them brand called Pretty Vulgar. I was obsessed with their vintage look and beautiful packaging IMMEDIATELY! But, I was afraid to shell out a lot of cash on something no one has tried yet. So I grabbed the prettiest product they had. The Lock It In Setting Spray. It’s in a beautiful glass pink bottle with a gold cap and a mock atomizer! It’s heaven for vanity candy obsessed people like myself. But the real winner is the actual spray. It has no scent (thank you!) and locks in makeup all day! So I have already ordered some more things and will update you when I give them a shot. This little cutie retails for $30 and is available at Sephora and PrettyVulgar.com
Well those are it! What do you think? Have you guys tried any of these? What are your new favorites? Also if their is anything you want to know more about or a review, just ask!! Or find me on Instagram at @cparker1226
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